If you are thinking of having a pool installed then you are probably considering countless options: How big should I make it? What shape should it be? How deep should it be? Can I find a TV light enough to float on one of those inflatable rafts? With all of that running through your head, have you given any thought to your pool fence? It may not seem like a big deal but if you live in Atlanta then the pool will remain a dry hole in the ground until you have a regulation fence up.
If you aren’t sure about pool fence regulations then you need to call in an expert Atlanta Fence Company. They will know all of the little details that you might be unaware off. For instance, an Atlanta Fence Company would know you must have all of the plans for the pool fence including composition, dimensions, placement and elevation approved before construction begins.
If, for some reason, you would prefer to go it alone instead of calling an Atlanta Fence Company then you need to keep these 8 restrictions firmly in mind:
- To be considered an approved barrier, the pool fence must be at the sixty inches tall.
- A pool fence must be as difficult as possible to climb over. So, no climbable objects can be within 36 inches of the pool boundary.
- In order to keep small children from getting in or out of the pool area unsupervised, there shouldn’t be any holes in the fence. If there is an opening in the fence it can’t be bigger than 4 inches in diameter.
- A pool fence cannot have any decorative elements. It must be pure function without adornment.
- If using chain link the diamond pattern can’t be bigger than 1 ¼ inches.
- The installation must follow code and adhere to the manufactures specs
- The entrance to the pool area must be closest to the shallow end.
- The pool gate can be no shorter than 45 inches.